EHS for Food Industry Articles

  • Microbiological quality of ice and ice machines used in food establishments

    The ice used in the food industry has to be safe and the water used in ice production should have the quality of drinking water. The consumption of contaminated ice directly or indirectly may be a vehicle for transmission of pathogenic bacteria to humans producing outbreaks of gastrointestinal diseases. The objective of this study was to monitor the microbiological quality of ice, the water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Shining a Light on the Food and Beverage Industry

    As published in this months edition of Process & Control, Diane White discusses how UV systems can provide a practical, power saving alternative to pasteurisation in food and beverage production Waterborne micro-organisms are responsible for adverse effects on flavour, colour, odour and shelf life of products and, of course, potential health risks to consumers. A number of emerging ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Five reasons cities should take a leading role on food waste

    Reported figures from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on food loss and food waste highlight its importance to the global environment. Food loss and waste annually contribute 3.3 gigagrams of CO2 equivalent, or over twice the total emissions of India; waste 250 cubic kilometers of water which is equivalent to 100 million Olympic-sized swimming ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • How Much Water Is Really Used In Food And Beverage Production?

    People concerned about their water footprint often make an effort to turn the faucet off quickly, take shorter showers, and cut back on watering the lawn. While these efforts are important, they ignore one of the biggest water-use culprits found in virtually every household: food and beverages. The production of food and beverages is a water-intensive process. According to the ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Food Recovery Entrepreneurs Workshop Summary

    Over the past decade, a network of food recovery entrepreneurs has emerged alongside the established food supply industry, bringing safe and wholesome food to hungry people that would otherwise go to waste. On June 27, researchers at Harvard’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and Harvard Business School teamed up to bolster that network. The Food Recovery Entrepreneurs Workshop brought ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Evaluating water vapour permeation of PLA nanocomposite film for food packaging - Case Study

    The Research Centre at the University of Salerno have chosen the Systech Illinois 7002 to evaluate the permeability of water vapour in the PLA nanocomposite films. The University of Salerno was founded in 1988 and is situated in the village of Fisciano in the Irno Valley, a few miles from Salerno. With its modern campus and state-of-the art facilities, it has become one of the leading ...


    By Systech Instruments Ltd

  • Electrocoagulation Wastewater Treatment: Specialized Technology to meet the needs of food & beverage wastewater

    The effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations placed on water usage are increasing the cost of using freshwater globally. The consequences of these increasing costs on food and beverage companies are twofold, since the companies are charged for both the water that they utilize in their processes and on their wastewater discharge. Additionally, the food and beverage industry ...

  • These entrepreneurs are using technology to turn a profit on food waste

    Creative businesses aim to get food that would otherwise be wasted into the hands of those who can use it. Food waste is bad for our wallets. It’s also bad for the environment — the equivalent of throwing away the water, energy and other resources that go into growing it in the first place. But as interest in reducing food waste grows, so does innovation to make it happen. ...


    By Ensia

  • Injecting Innovation Into The Food And Beverage Industry

    Not all water treatment needs are the same. That’s why it’s imperative to work with those that understand the subtle differences that make each industry unique. For food and beverage companies, that means aligning with a company focused on oxygen transfer with a track record of innovation in jet aeration and mixing. Water Online spoke with KLa Systems to discuss its success within the ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Food Processing: Odor Control in Edible Oil Processing

    Abstract: The problems with odor around a typical edible oil deodorizer are discussed in detail, and a three-step solution to eliminate these problems is presented. The three steps are a distillate recovery system which recovers most of the fatty acid in the deodorizer vapor discharge as a valuable byproduct, a closed loop barometric cooling water system which keeps the fatladen ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Food Processing: Facility uses EtO Sterilization in Food Ingredients Case Study

    Ethylene oxide gas (EtO) is widely used to sterilize materials and products that would be damaged by methods involving heat, moisture or radiation. Depending on industry standards, EtO can be used to reduce or inactivate the microbial population of a product or material. EtO Sterilization Inc. provides contract sterilization services for more than 200 customers from its three Northern New Jersey ...


    By CR Clean Air Group, LLC

  • Cleaning Solutions for the Food Industry

    International Products Corporation (IPC) offers a full line of free-rinsing precision concentrated cleaners that are effective in a wide range of critical cleaning applications. An economical 1-2% concentration in water is effective for most cleaning applications.  Typical uses include removing protein, starch, grease, fat, gum, oil and baked on soil ...

  • Case Study – Food/Beverage Industry / TSS/BOD/FOG reduction

    Challenge A fish meat processing plant wanted to reduce their effluent discharge costs and eliminate chemical cost in primary waste water treatment. Solution Genesis Water Technologies with its local partner provided engineering, and design of a electrocoagulation solution with prescreen and post solids separation that eliminated chemical usage in the primary ...

  • CDP climate and water disclosure support – Case Study

    Challenge: After publically releasing a sustainability policy and report in 2012, a global food production and service provider elected to respond to the 2013 CDP Investor (Climate Change) and Water questionnaires.  This leader in the food industry sought the assistance of Antea Group to guide them through the first time response process to ensure stakeholders received an accurate, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • If everybody hates wasting food, why do we do it (and how can we stop)?

    When it comes to reducing consumer food waste, guilt doesn’t cut it. Here’s what does. It was bound to happen. When I first got the assignment to write a story on reducing consumer food waste, I was feeling just a little smug. I’m the one who wraps up breadsticks at the restaurant to take home, slurps the last bit of soup from the bowl, cuts the soft spots out of an ...


    By Ensia

  • Food industry needs to step up on responsible groundwater use

    Californians are all too familiar with what happens when water is not treated as the precious resource it is. But most of us are unaware of the enormous power we have through our day-to-day purchases, social media campaigns and petition drives to push food companies to take more responsibility in protecting global water supplies. Food production, the world’s biggest water user, is a major ...


    By Ceres

  • PVC injection molding technology

    PVC injection molding process application: water supply pipe, home appliance pipe, house wall plate, industry machine housing body, electronic products packaging, medical equipments, food package. Injection molding process condition Material dry: usually it don’t need dry. ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: How the Food Sector is Managing Global Water Risks

    In Feeding Ourselves Thirsty, Ceres takes a closer look at how the food sector is managing water risk. The report evaluates publicly available information on the water use, stewardship and policies of 37 major food sector companies in four industries: packaged food, beverage, meat and agricultural products. The report examines how water risks affect the profitability and competitive positioning ...


    By Ceres

  • Bioaugmentation/waste water treatment in food industry - Case Study

    What is it? The bioaugmentation is an innovative technology which consists in an increase of selected bacteria to help naturally the biological process of organic compounds degradation. It is proper to dose in any effluent type and wastewater treatment system, which no longer has enough capacity or has an inefficient performance. These products facilitate the reduction ...

  • Schafer: Cluster strategy could work with water

    A collection of water technology businesses in the Twin Cities is here only because of serendipity and certainly not strategy, but economic development leaders in the state have figured out the right thing to do with it. They are calling it a “cluster” and making it a centerpiece of economic development efforts. The state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development has a ...

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